Have you been missing the spooky porcelain doll-boy, Brahms, from the horror film The Boy? If so, you’ll be delighted to see there’s a sequel coming at the end of February, and one trailer has already arrived. Now, a second trailer for Brahms: The Boy II has arrived, but this movie comes off as more of a comedy than anything else.
The new trailer for Brahms: The Boy 2, which you can see below–if you dare–transcends horror to become a straight-up festival of laughs. Maybe it’s the rhyming story driving the unintentionally comedic elements to the trailer. Or maybe it’s that every jump-scare within the trailer is downright silly. Check it out for yourself.
In 2016’s The Boy, a woman moves from the US to a small town in the UK to be a nanny for a child. However, there is no child, only the doll named Brahms–which represented the child who died in the house years prior. Of course, things get spooky for the nanny as Brahms mysteriously appears and disappears throughout the film, and the audience is led to believe Brahms is a haunted doll.
However–spoiler alert for The Boy–Brahms wasn’t a doll haunted by a spooky ghost. The child that supposedly died is now an adult and living in the walls of the house. He was the one moving the doll around and creating the supposed supernatural elements of the film. That’s a pretty rad twist for what is ultimately a middle-of-the-road horror film.
The spooky doll followup seems to retcon that idea, giving Brahms supernatural powers of some sort. Sure, that could also be another swerve for the audience, but at this point, spooky dolls just ain’t what they used to be. Brahms: The Boy 2 stars Katie Holmes, Christopher Convery, Owain Yeoman, and Ralph Ineson. The sequel will be once again directed by William Brent Bell.
Brahms: The Boy 2 arrives in theaters on February 21. And if creepy dolls are your thing, check out our list of the scariest dolls in horror.